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Wandering Desk

Aug 12, 2019

This week, my friend Alexander Woolley joins me to discuss Ukraine, and in particular the historic Black Sea port of Odessa.

We cover various topics, including:

  • Is it 'Ukraine' or ‘The Ukraine’ and the whole ‘correcting people on how they pronounce a country’ thing.
  • On being squashed between other countries...


Jul 22, 2019

In this episode I share my experience of learning to ride a motorbike (well, scooter) on the mean streets of Bali. Well okay, not exactly mean, but pretty freaking hectic for sure.

I talk about:

- The 4 big reasons I was avoiding riding a scooter
- What prompted me to just go for it
- The learning process
- The speed...


Jul 8, 2019

In this episode I talk to Johnny Parsons from England who, together with his family, emigrated from their adopted home of Yorkshire to the Peruvian capital of Lima.

We talk about:

  • Why they left the UK and moved to Peru
  • Adapting to Lima
  • Travelling solo versus travelling as a family
  • Teaching English as a Foreign...


Jun 24, 2019

In this episode I talk about my recent time in that most instagrammable of places - the Indonesian island (province, even) of Bali.

I'll be talking about: The message I send to the future me every winter ... Why Bali ... First impressions of Ubud ... What can make it so hard to acclimatise ... The hipster-surfer town...


Jun 17, 2019

In this, the first episode, I talk about how I left the comfortable corporate life behind to go on a life-changing trip, and how this changed things for good, whether I liked it or not.

We cover a lot of ground, including:

The epicness of your first big trip ...  the personal growth that comes from travel ... reverse...